James Hal Judge, 76, Army band trumpet playerJames Hal...

August 16, 1999

James Hal Judge, 76, Army band trumpet player

James Hal Judge, an Army band trumpet player who lived in Jessup for nearly 30 years, died of cancer Friday at his home in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 76.

Mr. Judge was born in Gowen, Pa., and attended Black Creek Township High School in Rockland, Pa., where he met his wife, the former Ethel Gleim.

"He played the trumpet and I played the clarinet" in the high school band, said Mrs. Judge.

The couple was married for 55 years and moved to Florida in 1982.

During World War II, Mr. Judge joined the Army Air Corps and successfully auditioned to play in a military band.

After the war, he held several jobs and was a musician part time, playing in big bands. In 1956, he re-enlisted in the Army and became a member of the U.S. Army Field Band, where he played for 22 years, working his way up to lead trumpet. He retired as a master sergeant.

"He traveled the world as a musician," said his daughter Donna Culbertson of Clearwater, Fla. "He played for presidents and the band would always lead the inaugural parade."

The band, based in Fort Meade, performs in goodwill concerts overseas.

After he retired from the Army, Mr. Judge worked for a few years at the state police barracks in Jessup.

There will be no services.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by another daughter, Sally Jane Feuerherd of Linthicum; three brothers, Thomas Judge of Cunningham, Pa., Leonard Judge of Philadelphia and Arthur Poncheri of Forest Heights; and three grandsons.

Sister Mary Ursula Golobic, 90, fourth-grade teacher

Sister Mary Ursula Golobic, who entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame convent in 1926 when she was 17, died of heart failure Saturday in a health care unit at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the congregation. She was 90.

Beginning in the 1930s, Sister Ursula taught fourth-graders in parochial schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pittsburgh and New York. Her last post was at Our Lady of Hope School in Dundalk from 1972 to 1988.

The former Anna Frances Golobic, who was a Pittsburgh native, graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame on Aisquith Street, and earned her teaching certificate at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Known for her beautiful handwriting and thoughtful letters and cards, she carried on a voluminous correspondence with friends. She also loved music.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Ursula is survived by two nieces, Anna Marie Sheaffer and Lois Manning, both of Verona, Pa.

Julia Bennett Stamper, 38, operating room nurse

Julia Anne Montague Bennett Stamper, an operating room nurse who spent her 13-year career at St. Joseph Medical Center, died of breast cancer Wednesday at home in Bel Air. She was 38.

The former Julia Bennett, a lifelong Bel Air resident, graduated from high school there and received a nursing degree from Harford Community College.

Her marriage in 1980 to Larry Stamper ended in divorce.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

She is survived by four sons, Ryan T. Stamper, Jesse D. Stamper, Patrick A. Stamper and James A. Stamper; a daughter, Sarah B. Stamper; her mother, Rachel Holmes Cruzan of Bel Air; her father, Ronayne W. Bennett of Lutherville; four brothers, William H. H. Bennett of Perry Hall, H. Allen Bennett of Towson, James W. Bennett of Ocean City and Lawrence W. Bennett of Lutherville; and two sisters, Mary L. Radcliff of Proctorville, Ohio, and Rachel B. Yeager of Baltimore.

Frederick Hart, sculptor of National Cathedral works


Frederick Hart, a sculptor best known for the "Creation Sculptures" at the National Cathedral in Washington, died Friday of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering from lung cancer. He was in his mid-50s.

The 21-by-15-foot sculpture "Ex Nihilo," a bas-relief work at the cathedral's main entrance, is considered his masterwork. He completed the eight larger-than-life figures in 1983.

He also is known for the "Three Soldiers" bronze statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

He was born in Atlanta in 1943 and spent his youth in South Carolina. He later moved to the Piedmont region of northern Virginia.

Pub Date: 8/16/99

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